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StuccoMetrics®

www.stuccometrics.com

 

Jeff Bowlsby CCS, CCCA

Exterior Wall and Stucco Consultant

Licensed California Architect

                                                           

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Introduction and the Effective Use of StuccoMetrics.com

 

W   E   B   S   I   T   E      I   N   D   E   X

Chronology

 

Essential Principles

 

Material Properties

Terminology

& Acronymns

 

Architectural Aesthetics

& Stucco Technology

 

Stucco Submittals

& Shop Drawings

Stucco & Sealant

 

Minimum Stucco

Industry Standards

& Other Resources

 

 

Stucco Presentations,

Roundtable Discussions

& Work Sessions

 

Stucco Cracks

Stucco Buckets

 

Proprietary Stucco

 

 

BMJS

 

Building Movement Joint

(“expansion joint” at wall plane)

 

 

PMJS

 

Perimeter Movement Joint

(“expansion joint” at internal corner)

 

 

SM­­­JS

 

Shrinkage Movement Joint

(“control joint”)

 

 

Vintage Stucco Ads

 

Finish Texture

Finish Texture Gallery

 

Best Practices

 

Product Manufacturer Links

Reference Archives

 

 

 

StuccoMetrics.com is a stucco wall cladding system information resource made available at no cost to serve anyone interested in stucco.  It is the only known current stucco industry resource from an architect’s perspective.  Intended for building owners, design and construction professionals, craftsmen, product manufacturers, and inspectors - to advance and proliferate the art, science, quality and performance of stucco, to educate, foster achievement of high-quality stucco and to avoid stucco failures.  The essence of StuccoMetrics.com is to focus only on what is best for stucco without other distractions; admittedly it is only one perspective among many.  Its bias is decidedly pro-stucco, and not exclusive towards the designer, installer, product manufacturer or inspection communities.  Not every stucco subject can be presented on these webpages so the focus is on important stucco topics of interest to most and some are just to illustrate the beauty of stucco.  Periodic updates will be included in the future so be sure to check this website from time to time.

 

 

 

 

 

As an architect, I bring 30 years of comprehensive experience in architecture and construction disciplines to new construction and renovation projects to StuccoMetrics.com.  My built work includes a spectrum of new construction and renovations from large corporate campuses, institutional buildings, urban high rise towers, historic buildings, to multi-family developments and single-family residences.  Stucco is appropriate and can be considered a premium exterior wall cladding for any of these applications.  Lessons learned from the forensics community inform all aspects of my practice.  I am available for consultation through Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, from any of our nationwide offices.  My team of architects and engineers, our in-house comprehensive laboratory and extensive stucco reference resource library archives are available for your next stucco or building enclosure-related assignment.  Please contact me directly if I can assist you in any way.

 

My technical work regarding stucco has been published in ASTM, CSI and RCI publications, and presented at various national and local symposia and webinars.  I hold or have held various industry and building code certifications such as Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Construction Specifier, Construction Contract Administrator and others.  I founded and lead the ASTM C11 Stucco Work Group that develops the Minimum Stucco Industry Standards such as ASTM C1063 and ASTM C926.

 

Serving Architects, Developers, Institutions, Contractors, Product Mfrs.:

·                 Peer reviews of stucco cladding and exterior wall construction documents

·                 Architect of Record for exterior wall assemblies including fenestration

·                 Thermal and water vapor transmission analysis at exterior walls

·                 Stucco installation monitoring during construction and submittal reviews

·                 Stucco technical consultations and on-site observations

·                 Laboratory testing of stucco, components and assemblies

·                 Existing wall cladding condition assessments

·                 Third party stucco product/assembly/evaluations of new or existing products

·                 Stucco presentations at AIA-approved lunch talks, symposiums and workshops

 

 

Jeff Bowlsby CCS, CCCA

Exterior Wall and Stucco Consultant

Licensed California Architect

 

Contact Me

 

San Francisco, CA                     415-652-4518

 

 

 

 

Consultation with licensed and experienced stucco professionals is recommended for stucco-related endeavors.  No liability is accepted for any reason or circumstance, specifically including personal or professional negligence, consequential damages or third party claims, based on any legal theory, from the use, misuse or reliance upon information presented or in any way connected with StuccoMetrics.com.

 

 

 

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